Registered Nurse/Oncology Certified Nurse
has an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse
with Infusion experience in Portland, OR. A positive, friendly personality and good organizational skills are paramount with this position.
Compass Oncology, the largest multi-specialty medical oncology practice in the Pacific Northwest, is seeking a full time Oncology Nurse (RN or OCN) to join our gyn team, at our WEST site.
Compass Oncology hires people who are proud of what they do, work hard, have fun, want to learn and go home at the end of the day knowing they made a difference in the lives of our patients.
Provides professional nursing care for patients following established standards and practices. Demonstrates knowledge of age specific differences in the patient population including late adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and the elderly. This includes physiological, psychological, and developmental differences unique to each group. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
Under general supervision, provides professional nursing care for patients adhering to national and
company standards and guidelines for specialty regulations. Must recognize physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of care and participates in company wide quality initiatives. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Demonstrates knowledge of age specific differences in the patient population including physiological and developmental differences unique to each group.
-Assess and monitors therapy of patients using appropriate technical skills under the direction and
supervision of a physician.
-Assists physician with exams and procedures.
-Maintains efficient and appropriate patient flow.
-Demonstrates knowledge of reimbursement procedures and charge capture.
-Performs venipuncture, accesses implanted ports and maintains central venous access devices and alternate delivering systems.
-Documents all elements of care.
-Communicates all pertinent information and any interventions to the physician or mid level provider.
-Serves as a resource person to the medical assistants and LPNs.
-Triages patient/family phone calls as needed and documents relevant information in the patient's chart.
-Assesses patient/family needs and provides teaching.
-Demonstrates awareness of community resources available to patients and assists with referrals if necessary.
-Provides nursing coverage for the satellite offices as needed.
-Follows OSHA guidelines when handling cytotoxic agents, biohazardous waste and any other material potentially infected with a blood borne pathogen.
-Maintains current knowledge of oncology nursing by participating in ongoing educational opportunities.
-Participates in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations.
-Maintains patient confidentiality.
-Serves as mentor/preceptor and provides day to day guidance to less experienced nurses.